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Lou Dorfsman, Design Chief at CBS, Dies at 90
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 Some years ago I had the privilege of working with Lou Dorfsman. It was for a re-release of Honeymooners episodes on home video. Mr. Dorfsman was hiring a different caricaturist to provide the illustration for every cover. Among them were Al Hirschfeld, Steve Brodner, Philip Burke and Drew Friedman. I was pretty green. Mr. Dorfsman said to me, "A lot of these guys can nail a likeness perfectly but you are a crap-shoot," I've always treasured that comment. Doubly so because after I turned in the piece and good naturedly reminded him of what he'd said he told me, "You were a crap-shoot and you nailed it!" High praise indeed. Last time I saw him was at the 2006 Art Directors Hall of Fame dinner. I got to say "hello" and thank him once again for the vote of confidence way back when. Terrific man.


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